In Julia Child’s kitchen, her pots and pans were hung on pegboards, with a corresponding outline of each for easy replacement after use. One can view her kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Child did not sell out by offering her line of pots and pans or other home products, but she did provide generations of Americans with cookbooks and programs enlightening the cooking process. Child’s series “The French Chef“ first aired on WGBH-TV on February 11, 1963. Americans avidly watched the weekly program and cooked the food she prepared. Wholesome, real ingredients and meals for family and friends were the standards for Child. In contrast, quotations from Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Howard F. Lyman’s Mad Cowboy and Andrew Kimbrell’s Fatal Harvest, found on uniformity, reveal the agricultural and fast food industries in America today, which have wandered far from the “real”.
mixed media on paper and cast paper, 92” x 102” x 7”, 2003